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favoritefavoritefavorite Jan 13, 2018
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Thanks to this, I can now determine that the the one gallon coupon given out to visitors to...

11:10:43:06 Shot from car slowly passing a Sinclair gas station in late 1950s early 1960s, signs outside of gas station advertise �Clean Restrooms� , �Open 24 Hours� , gas priced at 28.9 cents per gallon and a �Free 2 lb. Sugar with 10 gallons�11:11:37:09 Pan over Sinclair gas/service station in late 1950s early 1960s, sign in front of car garage advertises �$2 wheels balanced� deal. shotlist from PA-1344:01:23:33:13Driveby shot of Sinclair gasoline station; gas selling at 28.9...

Thanks to this, I can now determine that the the one gallon coupon given out to visitors to...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Apr 22, 2018
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The film ends at around 25 min, but a copy of Streamlines in black and white got spliced to the...

Relates how Americans build, from youth throughout life, by using their ingenuity not only in technological advancement but in everyday efforts by everyone. Many stock shots to be logged.

The film ends at around 25 min, but a copy of Streamlines in black and white got spliced to the...

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favorite Sep 27, 2005
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eye 6,551
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comment 2
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I agree with the critique written for Part One, so to keep in tune I only will give this one star...

World Travelogue sponsored by Coca-Cola. 0731 PA8798 Wonderful World
Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Travelogue, Tourism, Beverage Industry

I agree with the critique written for Part One, so to keep in tune I only will give this one star...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Aug 19, 2017
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I like this one a lot. The city slicker guy is actually collecting information in secret for an...

Importance of railroads to 1950s America.
Topic: Transportation: Railroad

I like this one a lot. The city slicker guy is actually collecting information in secret for an...

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Star Bright 00:23:00:09  Quick pan down from clear blue sky to red 1953 Chevrolet convertible parked on road in front of row of green trees. 00:23:07:27  VS of husband and wife pairs driving on green tree-lined strip of highway in brand new Chevrolet models of 1953. [Lights On 00:23:46:05  Crew outside at night of movie set working colored lights. White, Red and Blue lights are turned on. 00:24:05:07  Great shot from backseat inside 1953 Chevrolet looking down straight strip of road cutting...
Topics: automobile, advertising

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Jun 8, 2017
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eye 395
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Dec 29, 2006
movies
eye 6,083
favorite 10
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How drivers (especially truckers) can drive safely at night.
Topic: Safety: Truck driving

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A General Motors foreman learns not just to be a better manager, but where his place is in the system of production.
Topic: Management

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Oct 26, 2015
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eye 9,893
favorite 15
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How the Detroit Edison Company is a good citizen, employer and provider of electric power.
Topics: Electricity, Detroit, Michigan, Infrastructure: Electrical

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Dec 7, 2013
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eye 1,183
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1954 Pontiac advertising film. Great shots of Pontiac showroom cars on rotating platforms. VS POV from inside Pontiac driving on race tracks and open road. 20:01:40:27 MS Middle-aged man in shirt and tie looks into telescope. 20:01:46:29 MS pan down row of people in front of blue backdrop: pretty woman, Man smiling holds binoculars, doctor in white lab coat, the artist with serious expression holding paint brush wearing a blue smock, journalist in could and hat with “Press” card in it,...

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movies
eye 14,198
favorite 28
comment 3

Plastics industry makes the transition from military applications to peacetime futuristic designs.
Topics: Materials: Plastics, Design

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Feb 25, 2005
movies
eye 15,547
favorite 7
comment 2

Gold mining and the life of gold miners in South Dakota, as seen by the mining company.
Topics: Mining, Metals: Gold, South Dakota: History and culture

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Feb 25, 2005
movies
eye 16,679
favorite 10
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Gold mining and the life of gold miners in South Dakota, as seen by the mining company.
Topics: Mining, Metals: Gold, South Dakota: History and culture

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Nov 15, 2012
movies
eye 25,416
favorite 28
comment 8

Theater advertisements for the first all-new automobile to be placed on the market after World War II, the Oldsmobile Futuramic.
Topics: Advertising: Screen ads, Automobiles: Advertising, Design

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May 27, 2013
movies
eye 46,514
favorite 85
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Tongue-in-cheek film showing a domestic robot freeing housewives of their chores (and intimating that their work is hardly necessary); actually a promo showing how relays and switches function in the modern automobile. Shown at the New York World's Fair in 1940.
Topics: Robotics, Gender roles, Futurism

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Jun 28, 2012
movies
eye 9,260
favorite 8
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Quirky Chevrolet sales film.
Topic: Sales: Training

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Feb 21, 2011
movies
eye 98,256
favorite 59
comment 4

A simple demonstration of the basic design and operation of a watch, including stop-motion animation showing a watch being assembled from many parts.
Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Timekeeping

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Aug 19, 2012
movies
eye 25,187
favorite 28
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How the X-ray works and its use in police work, surgery, industrial engineering and automobile manufacturing.
Topics: Perception: X-rays, Motion pictures: Special effects, Motion pictures: X-rays

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movies
eye 168,130
favorite 102
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Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of square-dancing cigarettes.
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Substance abuse: Tobacco, Animation: Stop-motion

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Mar 21, 2008
movies
eye 38,487
favorite 68
comment 7

Introducing the giant four-track tape cartridge, an obsolete consumer recording format that survived for eight years.
Topic: Media: Tape recording

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eye 3,782
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Adirondack National Park & Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Colorful "See America First" Chevrolet travelogues. PA-2353: 17:53:15:11 (0:53:28): OAK CREEK CANYON (Land of the Mystic Red Rock), ARIZONA; Castle of Montezuma (Indian rock dwellings carved into mountainside); Jerome, Arizona (ghost town). Of course, a Chevrolet driving through the colorful landscape. 17:56:19:10 (0:56:32): SAN LUIS OBISPO (The Heart of Spanish California); four-lane freeway; Spanish mission (200...

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Mar 30, 2014
movies
eye 17,187
favorite 11
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Tour of the area, concentrating on redevelopment and economic activity.
Topics: Urban renewal, Rochester, N.Y.

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Jul 21, 2005
movies
eye 12,296
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Proliferation of outdoor advertising billboards through Chicago and the methods of analyzing potential advertising sites. This part, shot in Kodachrome, contains a tour of Chicago's streets showing outdoor advertising.
Topics: Advertising: Outdoor, Chicago, Consumerism

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Sep 12, 2005
movies
eye 17,992
favorite 19
comment 1

History and practice of precision watchmaking at the Hamilton factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Topics: Timekeeping, Occupations: Watchmaking

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Mar 20, 2017
movies
eye 976
favorite 3
comment 1

A "tribute to the American stylist," American Look shows families at leisure, children dressed in cowboy and cowgirl outfits watching television, a father shooting home movies of his picnicking family, Fifties-modern home interiors graced by formally dressed models, furniture (including designs by Herman Miller), kitchens and kitchen equipment, packaging (including designs by Donald Deskey), appliances, textiles, offices and office furniture, office machines, industrial machines, lawn...

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Dec 29, 2012
movies
eye 8,823
favorite 16
comment 6

How the automobile is the safest place a person can be.
Topics: Safety: Automotive, Safety

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Dec 21, 2009
movies
eye 17,944
favorite 21
comment 3

How skywriting works -- and the making of an aerial Chevrolet advertisement.
Topics: Advertising: Skywriting, Aviation: Skywriting, Automobiles: Advertising

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Jul 7, 2009
movies
eye 25,576
favorite 66
comment 6

How professional models (and new automobiles) are photographed.
Topics: Gender roles, Automobiles: Advertising, Media: Photography

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Dec 31, 2010
movies
eye 21,805
favorite 85
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Couple dances through an array of new "Sheer Look" washers, dryers, ranges and refrigerators.
Topics: Consumerism, Appliances: Sales, Gender roles

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Jun 10, 2015
movies
eye 74,010
favorite 38
comment 11

Dinah Shore promotes the new Chevrolets and sings "See the U.S.A. in your new Chevrolet."
Topic: Automobiles: Advertising

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Apr 21, 2013
movies
eye 16,589
favorite 31
comment 7

Highly simplified explanation of free-enterprise economics that fails to mention the idea of profit.
Topics: Economics, Animation: Stop-motion, Animation: Puppet

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Jan 8, 2012
movies
eye 15,187
favorite 15
comment 10

Screen ad, in Technicolor, for the 1940 Chevrolet models.
Topics: Automobiles: Advertising, Advertising: Screen ads, Car culture

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Mar 20, 2004
movies
eye 4,787
favorite 11
comment 1

Now available as a better-quality one-part file. Drugs to keep chickens healthy. Includes disturbing images of necropsies and sick chicks.
Topics: Agriculture: Poultry, Medicine: Veterinary, Pharmaceutical industry

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Mar 13, 2013
movies
eye 28,414
favorite 55
comment 8

Early driving safety film showing good and bad sides of a driver's mind.
Topic: Safety: Driving

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Jan 23, 2017
movies
eye 669
favorite 4
comment 1

"THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEN'S CLUBS IS TRACED FROM KING ARTHUR TO THE PRESENT TIME. HISTORICAL FACTS MIXED WITH HUMOROUS BITS IN AN INSPIRING & ENLIGHTENING PICTURE." A film about the history of men's clubs, good fellowship and civic responsibilities. Strangely, no specific tie-in to Chevrolet. Recreated sequence of King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table and Merlin. Trying to find out why and when men first got together. Recreation of Greek symposia and Roman baths. "Every time...

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Jan 27, 2016
movies
eye 519
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Skeletal entry

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Oct 21, 2013
movies
eye 1,891
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"HOW THE TERM 'HORSEPOWER' CAME TO BE APPLIED TO MECHANICAL DEVICES IS MADE CLEAR IN THIS PICTURE, & AN EXPLANATION OF HOW THE MODERN MOTORCAR CAN HOLD THE POWER OF 85 HORSES UNDER ITS HOOD."

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Oct 19, 2013
movies
eye 927
favorite 1
comment 1

Principles of engraving are dramatized, showing that the tones of pictures result from high and low places on the engraver's plate.

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Feb 7, 2016
movies
eye 3,487
favorite 17
comment 3

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May 18, 2016
movies
eye 495
favorite 1
comment 1

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Jan 5, 2004
movies
eye 4,458
favorite 8
comment 2

Discussion on the need for unity between labor and management as the U.S. mobilizes for World War II.
Topics: World War II: Homefront, World War II: Industrial production, Race relations

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Jan 8, 2008
movies
eye 8,495
favorite 11
comment 3

Short screen ads recruiting workers for aircraft manufacturing during World War II.
Topics: World War II: Homefront, Advertising: Screen ads, Aviation: Manufacturing

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movies
eye 5,528
favorite 7
comment 3

Introspective psychology for salespeople: "Would you buy anything from the salesman you see in the mirror?"
Topics: Sales: Training, Psychology

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Jan 26, 2012
movies
eye 13,067
favorite 17
comment 3

Patriotic motivational film for World War II industrial workers.
Topic: World War II: Homefront

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Jul 22, 2017
movies
eye 708
favorite 1
comment 1

TRIBUTE TO AMERICA'S LAND-GRANT COLLEGES. GOOD AGRICULTURE and FARM MATERIAL. SHIPS, MARINE, SEA SHOTS. SAILORS DISCUSS GREATNESS OF AMERICA. Some good stock shots to be logged.

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Feb 23, 2016
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22:31:27:02 - 22:52:36:02 B/W Sound 1944 "X Marks the Spot" by the State of New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles. Prologue delivered by Commissioner Arthur W. Magee. Careless & inconsiderate drivers cause accidents & deaths during war time. New Jersey driver Joe is killed at an intersection in a residential area. His guardian angel man (looks like gangster) takes him before the judge where examples of every type of driving mistake is made by the deceased. Good examples of...

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Adirondack National Park & Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Colorful "See America First" Chevrolet travelogues. PA-2353: 17:53:15:11 (0:53:28): OAK CREEK CANYON (Land of the Mystic Red Rock), ARIZONA; Castle of Montezuma (Indian rock dwellings carved into mountainside); Jerome, Arizona (ghost town). Of course, a Chevrolet driving through the colorful landscape. 17:56:19:10 (0:56:32): SAN LUIS OBISPO (The Heart of Spanish California); four-lane freeway; Spanish mission (200...

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Jan 15, 2018
movies
eye 818
favorite 1
comment 1

Story of radio station WJR, Detroit. Many shots with local radio personalities in studio and people listening to the radio at home, in the ballpark at work and outdoors.
Topics: radio station, Detroit

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eye 315
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 Shows the most commonly used up-to-date methods of hog raising and includes suggestions on breeding, feeding, farrowing and management.
Topics: pigs, farming, steel

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Jun 1, 2017
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eye 1,913
favorite 8
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We Drivers was released as part of an industry-wide safety campaign throughout the Thirties. Two years earlier, in 1934, the first driver training courses began in American schools, and the film was no doubt made to be shown to pioneering driver ed students. In 1936, the Automotive Safety Foundation was organized, funded jointly by car manufacturers, tire companies, the oil industry and insurance firms. As Ed Cray put it in Chrome Colossus: General Motors and Its Times (New York: McGraw-Hill,...

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Apr 11, 2018
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A "tribute to the American stylist," American Look shows families at leisure, children dressed in cowboy and cowgirl outfits watching television, a father shooting home movies of his picnicking family, Fifties-modern home interiors graced by formally dressed models, furniture (including designs by Herman Miller), kitchens and kitchen equipment, packaging (including designs by Donald Deskey), appliances, textiles, offices and office furniture, office machines, industrial machines, lawn...

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Dec 3, 2018
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eye 893
favorite 4
comment 1

Series of 14 television commercials for Santa Fe Cigars.

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Feb 27, 2013
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eye 3,042
favorite 3
comment 1

Golden Jubilee Model - 1903-1953

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Aug 20, 2012
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eye 1,202
favorite 2
comment 1

History of South Dakota and mining at the Homestake mines.

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Apr 6, 2018
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eye 1,016
favorite 0
comment 1

Shows the need for abatement of pollution of the streams and the accomplishments being attained by the Sanitary Water Board, Pennsylvania Department of Health, under a clean streams program which was inaugurated six years earlier. All scenes are in Pennsylvania. 21:51:55:28 Man kneeling by water runs his hand through silt in water; CU silt running through fingers of disembodied man’s hand; LS farmland covered in blanket of silt from flood waters. 21:52:14:06 LS coal refinery; high-angle shot...

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May 21, 2016
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eye 1,502
favorite 4
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Beer promotional film. "Sparkling, golden, pure, refreshing, a beverage as old as history."

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Jun 20, 2018
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eye 801
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Illustrates the properties and uses of both thermoplastic and thermosetting compounds in the 'FOURTH KINGDOM' of plastics.

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Aug 21, 2016
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Excellent color shots of transportation circa 1950 (car, train, and plane) this film deals with the wonders of long-distance telephone communications. US & World Location shots: White Mountains, New Hampshire (Great Stone Face); man makes long distance telephone call; Mardi Gras, New Orleans; Washington DC (Capitol, Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, Lincoln Memorial); Early inter-office telephone communication; Lazy X Ranch, ?Montana; Columbia River, Oregon, also in Oregon: Cascade...

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Feb 7, 2016
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Shows how babies born in Michigan enjoy better health and freedom from disease due to excellent medical care in Michigan. Includes shots of babies, children and doctors; scenes of scarlet fever, diphtheria and quarantines; a newborn's feet being footprinted; an excellent shot showing nurses rolling a long line of bassinets (filled with babies) through a hospital corridor (this shot reads "baby boom" better than most other shots); a young child being washed; dramatized scenes of...

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Sep 21, 2012
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eye 1,960
favorite 1
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21:45:00:15 1Man wearing suit walks out of flower shop carrying a bouquet of flowers, pauses in front of camera to inspect his bouquet, then walks out of frame. 21:45:12:28 VS MS man walking up sidewalk carrying a bouquet of flowers, water spills on man from storefront overhang; soaked man throws his bouquet on the ground; MS store owner mouth agape looks shocked; pan down man in suited covered in water and dirt. 21:45:31:20 1Woman enters living room carrying coffeepot; woman pours her friend a...

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Sep 17, 2013
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eye 782
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SHOWS NEED FOR, AND CONSTRUCTION OF PIPELINE FROM BIG RAPIDS TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN. GOOD OUTDOOR CONSTRUCTION FOOTAGE, ALSO SHOTS OF GAS USERS. • 9:50:54:21- 9:51:04:02 Men move furniture into a new home which is identical to the dozens of small, red brick houses surrounding it. A woman stands outside one of the houses. Looks like a (lower) middle-class housing development. • 9:52:18:15- 9:52:26:27 More post war population boom housing developments. Men work on new houses in a newly...

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1954 Pontiac advertising film. Great shots of Pontiac showroom cars on rotating platforms. VS POV from inside Pontiac driving on race tracks and open road. 20:01:40:27 MS Middle-aged man in shirt and tie looks into telescope. 20:01:46:29 MS pan down row of people in front of blue backdrop: pretty woman, Man smiling holds binoculars, doctor in white lab coat, the artist with serious expression holding paint brush wearing a blue smock, journalist in could and hat with “Press” card in it,...

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May 25, 2018
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eye 734
favorite 0
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EARLY MODEL CAR DOWN BEAUTIFUL STREET. MULE CART PASSES BY CARS PARKED ON STREET. SEVERAL CHEVROLETS DRIVING AROUND PYRAMIDS AND SPHINX. CHEVROLET SALES ROOM IN ANTWERP.

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12:26:01:26 VS Three men working in advertising office for RCA. RCA sign visible leaned up against wall next to lamp in back of room, and ceramic RCA dog ("Nipper") on small table. One of the men stops work and speaks into camera. 12:27:08:26 CU RCA record player 1960 model on table; camera zooms out, and young woman demonstrates the removal speaker cabinet from record players case. 12:27:36:22 CU RCA radio on wood table; LS man enters room and demonstrates how the top of the radio...

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Jun 10, 2017
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eye 1,395
favorite 4
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Seven of the one hundred and eighteen films in Jam Handy's Direct Mass Selling series (see notes for Down the Gasoline Trail) were Technicolor cartoons resembling the studio animation of the period. We do not yet know who the animators were, but it is clear they were drawn from the best of the Hollywood cartoon cadre. A Coach for Cinderella, the first industrial film produced in Technicolor, was the best of Jam Handy's animations and has been a favorite of animation collectors and historians...

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08:23:38 CU hand turns and opens door. The story of foreman Jim Baxter, his family, and his job. 08:24:20 CU outside view window of clapboard house with curtains and louver shutters. 08:24:31 Man walking along sidewalk, suit jacket over shoulder, passes boys on roller skates, catches baseball from little boy. 08:24:46 Little boy in baseball cap looks up with sad wistful expression. 08:24:50 Little girl stops practicing the piano when father comes home from work. 08:24:58 Father kisses mother...

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Jan 18, 2016
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eye 4,373
favorite 10
comment 1

The making of phonograph records from the recording session, featuring a symphony orchestra playing classical music, through premastering, pressing and packaging. Good footage of record masters being made and records being pressed (LPs).

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Aug 21, 2013
movies
eye 1,076
favorite 4
comment 1

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Jul 12, 2017
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eye 1,271
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PUMPING WATER IN ARKANSAS RICE FIELDS. BACKYARD FACTORY TURNS OUT MODEL YACHT FITTINGS. POLICE STUDY STREET TRAFFIC BY MOVIES TAKEN FROM BALLOON. FLORIDA WOMAN'S FENCING CHAMPION SHOWS HOW TO KEEP FIT. BABY CHICKS AIRSHIPPED FROM FLORIDA TO SOUTH AMERICA. Montage of small airplane taking off, woman in front seat of car, spinning automobile tire (Chevrolet), women playing badminton, car driving. Title Card: "Chevrolet Leader News" over montage. Title Card: "Clash! Blades Flash in...

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Sep 21, 2012
movies
eye 1,132
favorite 4
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Includes close-up of 78 rpm record spinning. 21:39:31:05 Great shot woman in driver’s seat of tractor starts up tractor as man in 1940s suit climbs into cart attached to tractor, woman’s begins driving causing man to fall into the cart; VS woman driving tractor down dirt road man wearing suit in cart pulled by tractor yelling at woman to let him out. 21:39:48:20 CU mailbox with “Wm. Holiday R.F.D. No. 2” printed on its side; VS LS woman driving tractor pulling cart with man in suit in...

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Dec 10, 2006
movies
eye 21,869
favorite 43
comment 3

Tribute to engineers and their role in improving American life through technology.
Topics: Engineering, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Manufacturing

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Dec 26, 2002
movies
eye 21,175
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This institutional film was designed to promote Chevrolet's corporate citizenship rather than any specific model of automobile. While it forcefully demonstrates how central automobile manufacturing is to the American economy, it even more strikingly shows the effects of the automobile upon our landscape. Bombastic narration is accompanied by excellent images of automobile manufacturing, the extraction and processing of raw materials from the earth, and mid-1950s consumerism. Cinematography:...
Topics: Manufacturing, Automobiles: Economic effects, Sustainability: 1950s

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Nov 27, 2010
movies
eye 12,780
favorite 27
comment 3

How aluminum contributes to everyday living and national defense: appliances, packaging, airplanes, etc. With great stop-motion animation and excellent imagery of aluminum-enabled Fifties America.
Topics: Metals: Aluminum, Animation: Stop-motion, Design: Industrial

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Jan 30, 2012
movies
eye 14,528
favorite 29
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PLEASE NOTE: A one-part, higher-quality version of this film is now here.
Topics: Metals: Aluminum, Animation: Stop-motion, Design: Industrial

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May 25, 2013
movies
eye 62,422
favorite 51
comment 9

Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Topics: Infrastructure: Bridges, San Francisco: Infrastructure, Occupations: Ironworkers

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Mar 2, 2011
movies
eye 11,874
favorite 13
comment 5

Importance of railroads to 1950s America. Directed by Haford Kerbawy.
Topic: Transportation: Railroad

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Sep 19, 2018
movies
eye 88,051
favorite 28
comment 10

How the automobile differential allows a vehicle to turn a corner while keeping the wheels from skidding.
Topics: Automobiles: Engineering, Physics, Motorcycles

Stock Footage
Jul 20, 2013
movies
eye 2,261
favorite 9
comment 1

The complete film may be found at: http://www.archive.org/details/Corvairi1960
Topics: stock footage, historic, 1960, car, automobile, Corvair (1960), water, stream

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Dec 30, 2014
movies
eye 27,104
favorite 89
comment 7

Measuring the effort involved in women's work around the home.
Topics: Gender roles, Occupations: Housework, Time and motion study

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May 18, 2015
movies
eye 13.5M
favorite 32
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Epic history of industrial medicine in the first half of the 20th century, showing how manufacturers and the medical profession came to terms with one another and culminating in GM's rehabilitation program for returned World War II veterans. Directed by Haford Kerbawy.
Topics: Medicine: Industrial medicine, Medicine: Occupational health, World War II: Postwar issues

Community Video
movies
eye 148
favorite 0
comment 0

Dramatized history of the Coca-Cola company and some of the people who participated in its origin and growth. Made in the style of a feature film.
Topic: checkin

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Sep 14, 2013
movies
eye 697
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SHOWS NEED FOR, AND CONSTRUCTION OF PIPELINE FROM BIG RAPIDS TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN. GOOD OUTDOOR CONSTRUCTION FOOTAGE, ALSO SHOTS OF GAS USERS. • 9:50:54:21- 9:51:04:02 Men move furniture into a new home which is identical to the dozens of small, red brick houses surrounding it. A woman stands outside one of the houses. Looks like a (lower) middle-class housing development. • 9:52:18:15- 9:52:26:27 More post war population boom housing developments. Men work on new houses in a newly...

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Aug 12, 2012
movies
eye 880
favorite 0
comment 1

contains film within film: "Animal Checkers"

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Jul 24, 2017
movies
eye 739
favorite 1
comment 1

Includes close-up of 78 rpm record spinning. 21:39:31:05 Great shot woman in driver’s seat of tractor starts up tractor as man in 1940s suit climbs into cart attached to tractor, woman’s begins driving causing man to fall into the cart; VS woman driving tractor down dirt road man wearing suit in cart pulled by tractor yelling at woman to let him out. 21:39:48:20 CU mailbox with “Wm. Holiday R.F.D. No. 2” printed on its side; VS LS woman driving tractor pulling cart with man in suit in...

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Jul 12, 2017
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SHOWS HOW NEWS IS FLASHED ON THE ELECTRIC SIGN, THE PRINCIPLE OF THE MOTOR GRAPH, AND HOW PRODUCTS OF MODERN INDUSTRY ARE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC. SIGN, MADE OF MANY BULBS, ADVERTISES CHEVROLET. Skeletal Entry

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Jul 12, 2017
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"TRACES DEVELOPMENT OF WRITING & TOOLS OF WRITING. SHOWS VARIOUS PARTS OF A FOUNTAIN PEN & DISCUSSES ITS PROPER CARE & USE."

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Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of marching cigarettes.

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Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of square-dancing cigarettes.

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Jun 14, 2017
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PROMOTES NEW FRIGIDAIRE IMPERIAL LINE OF REFRIGERATORS.

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Mar 20, 2017
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A "tribute to the American stylist," American Look shows families at leisure, children dressed in cowboy and cowgirl outfits watching television, a father shooting home movies of his picnicking family, Fifties-modern home interiors graced by formally dressed models, furniture (including designs by Herman Miller), kitchens and kitchen equipment, packaging (including designs by Donald Deskey), appliances, textiles, offices and office furniture, office machines, industrial machines, lawn...

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Jan 31, 2014
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Advertising

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Jun 5, 2014
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Promotional film for the 1955 Pontiac automobile.

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SHOWS HOW PLANT DESIGN, SALES PROMOTION & TRAINING OF EMPLOYEES AID PURINA DEALERS IN DEVELOPING A PROSPEROUS BUSINESS IN A TEXAS FARMING COMMUNITY. Trade film aimed at Purina animal chow dealers, teaching them how to increase their sales through close relationships with customers. Shows livestock farmers listening to lectures from chow salesmen. Shows many charts and ads showing how Purina feed makes fatter animals more cheaply than other feeds ultimately making more money for the farmer....
Topics: AGRICULTURE, FARMING, FERTILIZERS, SEEDS

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Aug 26, 2013
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TOUR THROUGH QUALITY CONTROL & TESTING LABS OF MERCHANDISER. TESTS (DESTRUCTIVE & NONDESTRUCTIVE) SHOWN.

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Jun 11, 2014
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THE BOX-GIRDER FRAME IS THE STRONGEST AUTOMOBILE FRAME THAT CAN BE BUILT. TO PROVE THIS, A CHEVROLET TAKES ITS PLACE IN A LINE OF FREIGHT CARS AND HOLDS ITS OWN.

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May 21, 2005
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Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Topics: Car culture: Newsreels, Automobiles: Advertising, Agriculture: Poultry

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Apr 22, 2005
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Promotional newsreel containing a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Topics: Car culture: Newsreels, Automobiles: Advertising

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Jan 20, 2015
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Introspective psychology for salespeople: "Would you buy anything from the salesman you see in the mirror?"
Topics: Sales: Training, Psychology

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May 17, 2005
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How one of the first multinational corporations organized itself to sell to the world under the leadership of Alfred R. Sloan. With excellent images of General Motors workers in offices and factories, and scenes of GM activity in Japan, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Belgium, Peru, Spain, Brazil and other nations.
Topics: Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Globalization